I've been repairing radios since I was a teenager (back in the 50's). Through the years I
have worked on a huge number of radios from the 20's through modern equipment.
My present emphasis is vintage radios, mostly from the 30's through the 50's, although I
occasionally work on radios outside these boundaries.
A typical radio rebuild includes:
- Replacing all electrolytic and paper capacitors.
- Resistors and micas checked and replaced if necessary.
- Testing and replacing weak or defective tubes.
- Checking and replacing defective or suspicious resistors.
- Making sure transformers, speaker, and other components will hold up under use.
- Checking controls and dial mechanisms for proper operation.
- Aligning and testing radio for sensitivity and sound quality.
for a couple of case histories, see my diary.
I'm located in Seattle, Washington.